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Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel suspended four games for violation of NFL's Substance Abuse Policy

Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's Substance Abuse Policy.

CLEVELAND, OHIO-- On Wednesday, Johnny Manziel told TMZ that he was going stone-cold sober starting July 1 to ready himself for an NFL comeback. 

On Thursday, Manziel's plans for a return might have been altered a bit, as the 23-year-old was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's Substance Abuse Policy. 

Manziel is currently a free agent, but should he sign with a team this offseason, he wouldn't be eligible to return to the field until Week 5 of the upcoming NFL season. 

The 23-year-old is still awaiting potential discipline from misdemeanor assault charges following a fight between he and his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley. 

Prior to his four-game suspension, Manziel posted pictures to his Instagram page on Wednesday from Cabo, in which he used the hashtag, #hiDad, in reference to his father's recent comments in which Paul Manziel called his son a "druggie."

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